Originally Posted by ask me anything
I pretty much agree with you Shrike. Togashi can write a pretty damn good story. My only real problem with him, is when he explains every little aspect of the story, instead of trying to let the reader figure it out for himself. If you've read the chapters where Gon and Killua are learning how to use Nen from Wing (and later from Biscuit), then you know what I'm talking about. Goddamn paragraphs of text per page.
I can forgive the artwork though. Dude has chronic back pains to the point he can't sit down for more then 30 minutes without it becoming unbearable, and he sometimes has muscles spasms. If he could just hire an artist and just be responsible for writing the story, and coming up with the character designs, I think it would make things much smoother for everyone.
Togashi can create (likeable) characters like a boss, and his storyline hooks many fans despite
the artwork. I've been waiting at least 8 months for him to come back.
Dude left the story hanging at one of the best parts, like someone else I know....ahem.
Yeah, I even forgot about his back pains. What a waste, the dude is a beast. His characters are really awesome.
And I know dude, I left it hanging where I should have just continued, but more serious work waited for me. Sucks dicks, I know. Too bad too, because there was supposed to be some huge war later on which should have been the peak of epic.
Originally Posted by Numinous
So Thriller Bark gets mentioned as a bad arc (which it is, goddamn Moria and all the clunky scenes around the zombies) and no mention of the Foxy Pirates arc? That was pretty much the "the fuck am I reading?" moment of One Piece.
But I concur that One Piece is very overrated. Sure it's a good read for a Shounen manga, but fantards like to pretend its flawless when it has several flaws that even Oda acknowledges and handwaves them in the SBS bits. The art is really an acquired taste thing that can break or make the manga for people (reminds me of FF IX which many people refused to play due to the cartoonish style), but, like Shrike said, it's genius in its own merit, since it allows for very interesting designs a more realistic art would probably not allow.
Yeah man, Silver Foxy was the worst arc in any manga I have ever read. I dunno how I even got through that bullshit. Seriously, if I was reading chapter a week, I would have stopped reading for sure.
And definitely agree with OP tards. I mean it's a funny manga and has awesome and epic moments, but come the fuck on.